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M.A., Boston University; B.S. Chemistry, Emmanuel College
I'm an alumni of Emmanuel College, having graduated in 2009 with my BS in Chemistry. In the year after graduation I worked as a Research Assistant at both New England BioLabs and in the Tufts University Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department. At the end of 2010 I began my doctoral studies in Chemical Biology at Boston University. While there, I spent my 5 years working on research as well as TA'ing several chemistry courses. My love of teaching chemistry led me to join the Emmanuel College faculty in 2015, and I am looking forward to working with the all the students and professors in the semesters to come.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
I've always loved the close-knit feel of the Emmanuel College community, both as a student and now as an instructor. The sense of community and the location of Emmanuel College in Boston lends itself to a unique atmosphere that cannot really be duplicated in the city.
I've had a varied research carrier spanning molecular and microbiology to chemical biology. My main focus over the last 8 years has been on investigating and characterizing metal-containing enzymes. At Emmanuel College I worked under Dr. Faina Ryvkin studying the copper-containing enzyme Lysyl Oxidase, which is responsible for forming covalent crosslinks between collagen and elastin molecules leading to mature connective tissue in humans and animals. Under the mentorship of Dr. Deborah Perlstein at Boston University, my research focused on understanding the mechanism of a class of enzymes that were responsible for assembling and trafficking eukaryotic Iron-Sulfur clusters within the cytosol and nucleus of eukaryotic cells.